Town Court Contact Info

Anthony J. Cervi
Town Justice

house Town Court
 525 Pavement Road
        Lancaster, NY 14086

phone 716-683-1814
fax 716-685-5313 FAX
email Email 


David S. Stabler
Town Justice

house Town Court
 525 Pavement Road
        Lancaster, NY 14086

phone 716-683-1814 x194
fax 716-685-5313 FAX
email Email

Town Prosecutor: Thomas Fowler, Jr.

Court Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding holidays
Court Sessions: Tuesdays at 11 AM and Thursdays at 5:30 PM

Traffic Court
Judge Cervi - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 
Judge Stabler - 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month

Criminal Court
Judge Cervi - 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 
Judge Stabler - 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

Telephone numbers

Judge Anthony Cervi's
Traffic Clerk (716) 683-1814 ext 193
Criminal Clerk (716) 683-1814 ext 192                                                                                                                                                                                     

 Judge David Stabler's
Traffic Clerk (716) 683-1814 ext 191
Criminal Clerk (716) 683-1814 ext 190                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Small Claims, Weddings & Certificate of Dispositions  (716) 683-1814
Erie County Assigned Counsel / Legal Aid:  (716) 856-8804                                                                                                                                                                    

Landlord / Tenant Matters

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Phone (716) 683-1814
Fax: (716) 685-5313

Please call for available Court dates and times.


You will need the following Forms (All 3 original forms are needed to file)

  • Petition
  • Notice of Petition (signed by either an attorney or court clerk)
    After the above forms are completed the forms can be served 10-17 days prior to the court date. These forms can then be dropped off to the Lancaster Town Court office along with a $20.00 filing fee.
  • Affidavit of Service

We accept cash, money order, or credit cards (fees apply). No personal checks

For free Forms, Instructions and Information on Civil: Landlord/Tenant Action:

"Tenant Questions and Answers: Holdover Eviction Cases in New York State." This guide is available on CourtHelp ( and is specifically written for tenants in District, City, Town and Village Court holdover summary proceedings. This guide is a companion to the "Tenant Questions & Answers Nonpayment Eviction cases in New York State, published in December.